Magnitude-5.3 earthquake hits Sarangani, Davao Occidental

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 21) — A magnitude-5.3 earthquake shook Sarangani town in Davao Occidental Saturday morning.

The earthquake struck an area off Sarangani, around 1,000 kilometers south of Manila, at 9:32 a.m., the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

It said the quake was tectonic in origin – or there was a movement in the Earth's crust – with a depth of 50 kilometers.

Aftershocks are expected.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council advised the public to remain alert.

 

There were no reported intensities as of 10 a.m. on Saturday.

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